Category: News

Survey on increased council tax for policing

There is one week until the survey on the proposed increase to council tax closes. Please can you remind local residents to take the opportunity to complete the survey and have their say. The survey can be found at  The closing date is Wednesday 9th January at 5pm.

Primary School entry – September 2018

Parents/carers of children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 must apply for a primary school place. Closing date for applications is 15 January 2018 and can be made online at or on paper (forms available from the County Council website or a local school). Letters offering places will be posted second […]

Warm Home Discount

Dear All Please see the advice below from the Citizens Advice Bureau – this is different from the winter fuel allowance. Please do pass on to anyone you think may benefit and might not be on email or Nextdoor. Many thanks. Sue People who have difficulty paying their energy bills might be able to take […]

Burglary in Watchfield

Please secure your property and look out for your neighbours. Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Watchfield Oxfordshire On 18.10.18 between 14:30 – 15:30 a property in Anson Drive was burgled. Entry was gained via a rear door.  If you have seen any suspicious looking vehicles or people in the […]

Citizens Advice – Hate Crimes

Citizens Advice offers haven for “hate crime” victims Victims and witnesses of hate crime in south Oxfordshire who are unwilling to talk directly to the police now have a place to go to report incidents. Since July 2018, Citizens Advice Oxfordshire South and Vale has become a “hate crime reporting centre”, providing a safe environment […]

Extra garden waste collections and cooking oil

Residents who are signed up for brown bin collections can put out twice as much garden waste during the extra garden waste weeks this month. Vale of White Horse district council is giving those who are part of the paid-for service the opportunity to put out the equivalent of one extra bin’s worth of garden waste […]

Classes for Horticultural & Craft Show September 8th 2018

Watchfield Horticulture & Craft Show, Saturday, September 8th 2018, 2-4.30pm Watchfield Village Hall Entries accepted 6-8pm Friday September 7th and 8.30-11.30am Saturday September 8th FREE to view – Saturday September 8th 2-4.30pm. Refreshments Everyone welcome. Enter as many categories as you like—only 20p per entry Vegetables Five potatoes Three carrots Three beetroot Two parsnips One […]

Citizens Advice – low cost funerals

If you have to organise a funeral for someone and there are no clear instructions in the will, bear in mind that you can organise the procedure without using the services of a funeral director. The Cemeteries and Crematorium Department of your local authority can offer help and guidance, and there are many sources of […]